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  1. GrendaMonster

    GrendaMonster New Egg

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    Me and my daughter are getting chickens! I want at least 3 and ones that can tolerate a 4 year old . Any advice !!? I'm open to standard or bantam but new to everything ! Eek!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
     
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  3. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    There's a good article in the Learning Center that might help you narrow down the breeds you want to consider:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...cken-guide-to-picking-backyard-chicken-breeds

    No matter which breed you end up with, spend time with them and handle them gently, they'll be friendlier as they grow up rather than chickens that haven't had much contact. And an occasional treat doesn't hurt either, lol.

    The Learning Center has a lot of good articles in it on all sorts of poultry topics so check it out!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    The bantams are so small and cute - but IMO full size breeds would be the better choice. Be sure to study on the personalities and traits and pick docile friendly breeds.
    At least 3 or more - they are happier in flocks.

    If you start with baby chicks - the experience is so worth it - try to get them from a source that sexes them to reduce the risk of drawing a rooster. Would not want a rooster in a small flock and especially not around a small child.

    Make sure you set up your coop/run so your child cannot access the flock without supervision and emphasize hand washing very early on.

    Enjoy the planning and adventure.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome
     
  7. GrendaMonster

    GrendaMonster New Egg

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    Thank you!!! This is all super helpful
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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